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Avon Family Restaurants

Atlantic Coast Cafe & Grille
41001 NC Highway 12
Avon, NC 27915
(252) 995-7700
The Avon location of Atlantic Coast Cafe & Grille offers live music and tapas on Thursdays (in season). They offer a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as really good coffee, sandwiches, wraps and reubens. Atlantic Coast Cafe is family friendly!

Avon Cafe
40774 NC Highway 12
Avon, NC 27915
(252) 995-7866
Avon Cafe is the newest restaurant to Hatteras Island (formerly Hodad's Cafe). New owner Michael Lyons and his staff invite you for an enjoyable and relaxing meal with Chef Elijah B. Laney. They have changed the menu, the style and the atmosphere to create an entirely new experience on Hatteras Island. Chef Laney brings a unique blend of Outer Banks and Maryland Cuisine to Avon's newest Café, one you are sure to enjoy. Avon Café is a destination that you must not miss during your stay on Hatteras Island.

Cafe 12
41934 NC Highway 12
Avon, NC 27915
(252) 995-3602
Beach-restaurant fare tends to be predictable, but Cafe 12's extensive menu has many things you won't find anywhere else. Flat Tops are open-face tortillas with a variety of toppings, plus there are dozens of wraps, salads and sandwiches, stuffed baked potatoes, pasta dishes, unique appetizers and more. The atmosphere is lively with an open kitchen. Lunch and dinner are served.

Dolphin Den
40126 NC Highway 12
Avon, NC 27915
(252) 995-7717
The Dolphin Den is a big, family restaurant that specializes in locally caught seafood. Seafood entrees are served with the traditional accompaniments " cole slaw, cornbread and fries. Favorites include the coconut shrimp, crab cakes, fried and broiled seafood platters, and seafood linguine served with salad and bread. Steaks, salads, sandwiches, she-crab soup, a variety of appetizers and homemade desserts round out the menu. Lunch and dinner are served.

Buxton Family Restaurants

Diamond Shoals Restaurant
46843 NC Highway 12
Buxton, NC 27920
(252) 995-5217
Diamond Shoals is well known for its hearty breakfasts. Get here early for eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage and all the delicious sides you'd expect. It's also a popular dinner spot, with steaks, seafood, pasta, a salad bar and chef's specials. Lunch, including seafood baskets, sandwiches and burgers, is served in season, between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Diamond Shoals is a family-style restaurant with a friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere. Everyone loves the big saltwater aquariums, especially kids.

Finnegan's Dining Haul
46948 NC Highway 12
Buxton, NC 27920
(252) 995-3060
Conveniently located across from the entrance to the lighthouse, Finnegan's serves lunch and dinner. The lunch menu features U-boat sandwiches, burgers, pizza, great appetizers and more. The dinner menu adds seafood, beef and other entrees. Beer and wine are offered. Finnegan's is open year round but is closed on Wednesdays in the off-season.

Fish House Restaurant
48962 NC Highway 12
Buxton, NC 27920
(252) 995-5151
As far as fish houses go, this is the real thing -- a former fish house right on Buxton Harbor, where fishing boats unload their catches. The restaurant is incredibly charming, with sloping floors, fabulous harbor and water views, a mark on the wall from the last flood, and dining right on the dock. Steamed seafood is a specialty (with hush puppies and veggies on the side), though landlubber entrees are available too. Lunch and dinner are served at this casual place.

The Captain's Table Restaurant
47048 NC Highway 12
Buxton, NC 27920
(252) 995-3117

Corolla Family Restaurants

Big Mama's Breakfast, Seafood, Ice Cream & Yogurt
1152 Ocean Trail
Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-4960
This Corolla eatery served breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast biscuits and ''awesome sausage gravy'' are some menu items Big Mama's is known for. All seafood is straight from the waters off the coast of North Carolina. Ice cream, soft serve yogurt and ice cream cakes served also. Take out available. Located three miles North of the Food Lion Grocery store, on the left.

Bunkers Grill & Bar
620 Currituck Clubhouse Drive
Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-9400
Bunkers Grill & Bar, located at the Currituck Golf Club, offers a variety of menu items including appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and more. Bunkers is open daily for lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Cafe
1197 Franklyn Street
Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-4748
Clubhouse Cafe in Corolla is open from mid May through mid September, serving lunch and dinner. They have an extensive wine list. Take out and delivery service is available.

Corolla Brew Pub
817 Ocean Trail
Suite A
Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-6355
The Corolla Brew Pub is located in the courtyard area in Monterey Plaza, next to the movie theater. Open for lunch and dinner the menu features sandwiches, burgers and German sausages. The dinner menu has some seafood entrees and several German specialty items that will go nicely with the large variety of beers available.

Local beers from the Outer Banks Brewing Station are on tap and the pub has a good selection of other beers to choose from, including seasonal brews.

Pine Island Diner
345 Audubon Drive
Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-4828

Smokey's Restaurant
817 Ocean Trail
Monterey Plaza
Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-4050

Sooey's BBQ & Rib Shack
785 Sunset Boulevard
TimBuck II Shopping Village
Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-4423
Sooey's BBQ & Rib Shack offers authentic Eastern North Carolina BBQ. Sooey's is open for both lunch and dinner, and offers dine-in or take-out options for your convenience. You will love the NC BBQ, Southern-style ribs, smoked chicken and more!

Wild Horse Cafe
1210 Ocean Trail
Corolla Light Town Center
Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-8463

Duck Family Restaurants

Baldie's Burgers & Ice Cream
1213 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949
(252) 261-2660
Baldie's Burgers & Ice Cream, located in Wee Winks Square, offers a variety of hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and more. They also offer soft serve ice cream, sundaes, shakes, malts and hurricanes.

Baldie's Burgers and Ice Cream
115 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949
(252) 261-2660

Sooey's BBQ & Rib Shack
1177 Duck Road
Scarborough Faire Shoppes
Duck, NC 27949
(252) 449-2271
Sooey's BBQ & Rib Shack offers authentic Eastern North Carolina BBQ. Sooey's is open for both lunch and dinner, and offers dine-in or take-out options for your convenience. You will love the NC BBQ, Southern-style ribs, smoked chicken and more!

The Lifesaving Station Restaurant
1461 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949
(252) 449-6654

Hatteras Family Restaurants

The Hatterasman
57449 NC Highway 12
Hatteras, NC 27943
(252) 986-1005
57449 NC Highway 12, Hatteras, NC 27936 - 252-986-1005

Kill Devil Hills Family Restaurants

Chilli Peppers
3001 N Croatan Highway
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 441-8081
Chilli Peppers offers a unique menu of global cuisine with a southwestern flair. Open year-round for lunch and dinner, Chilli Peppers also features a bar and live entertainment.

Five Guys Famous Burgers & Fries
1203 S Croatan Highway
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 255-0006
Not fancy, very family friendly. Specializing in burgers of all sizes and combination. Hand cut fries, hot dogs and cold drinks are available. Five Guys Burgers and Fries is located on the By Pass in Kill Devil Hills.

Kill Devil Grill
2008 S Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 449-8181

Kill Devil's Frozen Custard & Beach Fries
1002 S Croatan Highway
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 441-5900
Kill Devil's Frozen Custard & Beach Fries offer a fun and exciting menu and atmosphere for the entire family. The frozen custard is made fresh hourly and the menu includes items like hamburgers, beach fries, hot dogs, NC BBQ sandwiches and more. Kill Devil's Frozen Custard & Beach Fries is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

Pigman's Bar-B-Que & Catering
1606 S Croatan Highway
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 441-6803

Stack 'Em High Pancakes & So Forth
1225 S Croatan Highway
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 441-7064
Stack 'Em High is the original pancake house of the Outer Banks, and has two convient locations on Croatan Highway to serve you. With breakfast as their specialty, a variety of pancakes, eggs, waffles, omelettes and other favorites are served at Stack 'Em High.

Surf Dog Grill
1085 Colington Road
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 480-0282

Kitty Hawk Family Restaurants

Art's Place
4624 N Virginia Dare Trail
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-3233
This is a local Outer Banks favorite and for good reason; good food at affordable prices. Burgers, hand cut french fries, corned beef hash and steak sandwiches are just a few of the items on the menu. Very casual, Art's is located in a tiny building on the Beach Road in Kitty Hawk. They are open for breakfast and lunch all year. Full Bar. Non Smoking.

Great American Grill
5353 N Virginia Dare Trail
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-1290
Great American Grill is located inside the Hilton Garden Inn of Kitty Hawk.

Henry's Beef & Seafood Restaurant
3396 N Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-2025
Henry's Beef & Seafood Restaurant is open year-round for lunch and dinner. Menu items include a variety of beef, seafood, chicken and pasta entrees.

High Cotton NC BBQ
5230 N Virginia Dare Trail
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 255-2275
High Cotton NC BBQ offers menu items such as Eastern NC BBQ, chicken, ribs and Texas-style brisket. They also offer services for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and off-site catering. At High Cotton, you can eat-in or take-out - it's up to you!

Jimmy's Seafood Buffet
4117 N Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-4973
Jimmy's Seafood Buffet offers a buffet with a variety of seafood, crab legs, pastas, vegetables, soups, desserts and more. Buckets and steamed dinners are also available for take-out.

John's Drive-In
3716 N Virginia Dare Trail
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-6227
John's Drive-In is a family-owned and operated Outer Banks' restaurant that specializes in fresh fruit milkshakes and fresh fried fish sandwiches.

Rundown Cafe & Tsunami Bar
5218 N Virginia Dare Trail
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 255-0026
The Rundown Cafe & Tsunami Bar offers both indoor and outdoor seating and has great views of the Atlantic Ocean. Their menu blends Caribbean and Pacific Rim cuisines. A variety of appetizers, steamers, salads, dinners, sandwiches and vegetarian options are available at this surf bar.

Spanky's Grille
4105 N Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-1917
Spanky's Grille is a fun family restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch. Breakfast offers items like biscuits, home fries and pancakes while lunch offers items like hot dogs, hamburgers, fries and more!

Stack 'Em High Pancakes & So Forth
3801 N Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-8221
Stack 'Em High is the original pancake house of the Outer Banks, and has two convient locations on Croatan Highway to serve you. With breakfast as their specialty, a variety of pancakes, eggs, waffles, omelettes and other favorites are served at Stack 'Em High.

Manteo Family Restaurants

Big Al's Soda Fountain & Grill
100 Patty Lane
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-5570
Big Al's Soda Fountain & Grill is a fun, family-oriented restaurant with a 50s theme. A variety of specials, seafood, burgers, sandwiches and soda fountain are available on the menu. Big Al's is open year-round for lunch and dinner.

Island Central Grill
928 S US Highway 64/264
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-1774
Island Central Grill is a great place to have a quick lunch. Dine outside on the covered, screened porch which is heated during the fall and early spring.

This casual Manteo restaurant serves fish and chips, shrimp, soft crabs, cheeseburgers, subs, salads and more. Try the ''island fries''!. Other favorites include their hand-dipped milkshakes and homemade limeades. Island Central Grill serves lunch only and they are closed in the winter.

Magnolia Grille / Catering Connection
408 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 475-9787
Freddy and Pam Ortega, cheerful New York transplants, run the immensely popular restaurant on Mateo's downtown waterfront. The place is hopping, even at breakfast; lunch gets the overflow from nearby Festival Park. Do like the locals do: get takeout and savor your sandwich by the waterfront. Choose anything from lean, char-grilled chili cheeseburgers to deli sandwiches, quesadillas, salads, and hearty chicken dishes. Quirkier options include spicy shrimp jammers (battered, filled with jalapeño cheese, and fried) or the specials, such as fried oyster sandwiches or burgers topped with crabmeat.

T.L.'s Family Restaurant
812 S US Highway 64/264
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-3489

The Full Moon Cafe
208 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-6666

Nags Head Family Restaurants

Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill
5002 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-3652
Family friendly and offering a wide selection of menu choices, Applebee's is conveniently located in front of the Nags Head Mall. Everything from burgers to steaks, soup to salads and chicken to seafood is available including Weight Watcher's Approved items. Kids Menu also available. Casual attire.

Fat Boyz Ice Cream & Grill
7208 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-6514
Fat Boyz Ice Cream & Grill features a great menu that will please the whole family. Menu items include fresh local seafood, shrimp, crab cakes, tuna, burgers, fries, onion rings, ice cream and milkshakes.

Grits Grill
5000 S Croatan Highway
Outer Banks Mall
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 449-2888
Grits Grill, located in Nags Head, is a family restaurant that offers breakfast all day long. The fresh bakery features Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and there is a full lunch menu offering sandwiches, burgers, soups and salads.

Grits Gill is open for breakfast and lunch daily.

Harbor Point Grill and Pizzeria
5000 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 261-6800
Harbor Point Grill and Pizzeria can be found in the side shops in the Outer Banks Mall complex in Nags Head. This family friendly restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily and serves sandwiches, salads, pizza and several daily specials.

Old Nags Head Cafe
3948 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-1141

Pamlico Jack's Pirate Hide-away
6708 S Croatan Highway, Nags Head
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-2637

Sooey's BBQ & Rib Shack
3919 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 449-6465
Sooey's BBQ & Rib Shack offers authentic Eastern North Carolina BBQ. Sooey's is open for both lunch and dinner, and offers dine-in or take-out options for your convenience. You will love the NC BBQ, Southern-style ribs, smoked chicken and more!

The Dunes Restaurant
7013 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-1600
The Dunes Restaurant is a popular family restaurant featuring an all-you-can-eat seafood feast and salad bar. A breakfast buffet is also available. The Dunes is open year-round for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Pier House Restaurant
3309 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-5141
The Pier House Restaurant is located at the Nags Head Fishing Pier.

The Players' Grill
5615 S Seachase Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-8073
The Players' Grill is located at Nags Head Golf Links, which is an 18-hole Scottish-style championship course in The Village at Nags Head.

Ocracoke Family Restaurants

Creekside Cafe
475 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke, NC 27960
(252) 928-3606
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served! Come enjoy our screened porch and patio! Menu includes local seafood, burgers, salads, sandwiches cocktails and more.

Nightly entertainment in season. Check our schedule for live music. Full bar available. Open daily at 8:00 AM.

Flying Melon Cafe
804 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke, NC 27960
(252) 928-2533
Flying Melon Cafe features southern regional cuisine and favorite dishes from around the world. Beer and wine is available. Check out the daily special board.

Brunch and Dinner served.

Howard's Pub & Raw Bar Restaurant
1175 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke, NC 27960
(252) 928-4441
World-Famous Howard's Pub & Raw Bar Restaurant is open every day of the year. Serves lunch and dinner, as well as offers a late-night menu. Biggest, best burgers, fresh seafood, ribs, steaks, salads, homemade soups and sandwiches, pizza and killer kids' menu. Over 200 domestic, imported and microbrew beers, wines and premium cocktails.
Serving a full menu 11:00 AM until late night. Every day of the year.

Live entertainment, big screen TVs, ocean view deck.

Jolly Roger Restaurant, Pub & Marina of Ocracoke
396 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke, NC 27960
(252) 928-3703
Ocracoke's original waterfront restaurant. Fresh seafood, burgers and mexican food. Terrific sunset view!

Smacnally's
180 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke, NC 27960
(252) 928-9999
Dockside at the Anchorage Inn Marina

Fresh seafood and specialty burgers.

Waves Family Restaurants

Atlantic Coast Cafe
25150 NC Highway 12
Waves, NC 27982
(252) 987-1200
Open April-October(Waves), March-November (Avon); No bar/lounge; Wheelchair access. Credit Cards Accepted: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover. Fresh food, comfortable beach atmosphere. Family friendly. Free WiFi. Full breakfast menu (best breakfast for miles around), delicious lunch & dinner menu including seafood, grilled tuna, salads, unique wraps/reubens/sandwiches, baskets & burgers, daily dinner entree specials, vegan options, kids menu, fresh coffee, cold beer and wine, baked goods, smoothies & frozen lattes and more. Full menu available for viewing or download from the website. Open 7 am - 9 pm daily in season.

Down Under Restaurant
25920 NC Highway 12
Waves, NC 27982
(252) 987-2277
Down Under is a longtime favorite family restaurant on northern Hatteras Island. Adventurous eaters might want to try the Australian specialties, including kangaroo burgers and Aussie-inspired sandwiches. But Down Under is really known for its seafood " especially the big, delicious 15-cent shrimp specials offered in the afternoons in the restaurant and through the evening in the upstairs bar. The menu also includes chicken, pasta, steaks and kids' offerings. The view of the sound and sunsets is fantastic, and large parties are welcome. It's open for lunch and dinner.

Top Dog Cafe
16 Island Pine Drive
Waves, NC 27982
(252) 987-1272
For lunch or dinner, the Top Dog offers burgers, steamed seafood, subs, shrimp and oyster baskets, all-beef hot dogs, salads and wonderful appetizers. You can eat inside, on the screened porch or on the sound-view sundeck. This is a great place to take the whole family as there are special kids' offerings and the atmosphere is casual. Take-out is available.

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